Monday, October 20, 2008

A Spreadsheet of Educators on Twitter

(If you don't know what Twitter is, please check out this post: Getting started with Twitter)

I have seen several lists of educators on Twitter, like this one and recently I discovered this wiki which organizes us by subject area. It inspired me to create a list that could be sorted across different criteria like country, state, subject or grade level. In an attempt to create a more malleable list I made a Google form for educators to fill out. I then made the corresponding spreadsheet public, so that anyone can sort it. If you haven't already, please complete the form and add yourself to the list.

I took the data that we have collected so far and used Many Eyes to create a treemap of the results. If you click on the image below you can see the results so far.

14 comments:

Cathy Nelson said...

Thanks for sharing and even better-->the INVITE!!

Wicked Decent Learning said...

woah...that's intense

Fran said...

Wow! This is amazing, Liz. Thanks for sharing.

John said...

Very interesting, I am trying something of the same at
http://johnjohnston.name/tests/exibit/edutwits.html

using Exhibit
http://simile.mit.edu/wiki/Exhibit to display a google spreadsheet

Ben Wilkoff said...

Liz, you may want to check out your form again. I think that someone edited the form instead of editing the spreadsheet itself. Just thought I would let you know. I didn't get a chance to thank you for doing this at Educon, but thank you.

Liz B Davis said...

Ben - Thanks for letting me know. The form is acting weird. I'm trying to fix it but having some troubles. City, State and Country keep changing places.

Mr. said...

Liz-

If a person unblocks their Twitter comments, can they block spammers, and marketing people after they follow you?

This is the major reason as an eductor I block my comments. I only want to be followed by eductors.

Thanks for your response.

Liz B Davis said...

Mr- Yes if you unblock your updates you can still block anyone you want individually (ie spammers and marketers)from seeing them.

Raju Gupta said...

Pretty cool list... thanks for sharing.

Jim Dornberg said...

Liz, something is still going on with your GoogleDocs form. Responses are becoming field names! I think this is a great idea, and I want to promote your form for a Web 2.0 class I'll be doing this summer. Hopefully you can get the form to quit acting up.

Liz B Davis said...

Jim thanks for letting me know. I have to keep it open so that people can sort the list, but that also means people can mess it up (accidentally). I think I fixed it.

PDonaghy said...

Hi Liz
Have been playing around with your excellent spreadsheet and have produced a visual interface for the data (also using exhibit as John Johnston). Hope you like it!

If there is no problem will start promoting it shortly! Works best in firefox and chrome. Sometimes get an error in internet explorer though.

http://www.iol.ie/~inchvec/edutwittersdir.html

Thanks
Patricia

Maureen 's a NJ Internet Prof said...

http://edtechpower.blogspot.com/2008/10/spreadsheet-of-educators-on-twitter.html
this page says
used Many Eyes to create a treemap of the results.
but the treemap links to http://www.ibm.com/us/en/
and
If you click on the image below you can see the results so far.
but no image

Liz B Davis said...

Hi Maureen,
This post is almost 4 years old. I'm not sure what happened to the Manyeyes image. Thanks for letting me know, but I don't think I can fix it at this point.
-Liz